As you age, the visible effects of skin aging gradually develop. Even though this can be significantly accelerated by unprotected sun exposure, it is primarily a result of reduced collagen production deep in the dermis and a slowed replenishment of skin cells. Exfoliation is the natural process where your old, depleted, or damaged skin cells are replaced by young, healthy ones. When this occurs, it also stimulates new collagen production deep within the layer of your skin.
Our skilled cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons, can provide or prescribe a range of high-quality skin creams fortified with retinol and prescription-strength Retin-A skin care products. These agents are known to encourage the natural process of exfoliation to reduce the appearance of skin aging and help restore the youthful look of your face.
Many people looking to combat the effects of skin aging begin with a quality skin cream fortified with retinol. This can often combat minor skin aging effects. If you’re not satisfied with your results from a retinol cream, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons might suggest a prescription Retin-A fortified skin cream. Retin-A can sometimes lead to skin dryness, so it needs to be prescribed and he will want to periodically monitor your progress.
Microdermabrasion is a special type of exfoliation treatment that stimulates a significant amount of exfoliation. It involves using a cylindrical glass wand with aluminum oxide crystals to hyper-stimulate exfoliation and open pores. This also has the added benefit of clearing chronic acne problems.
We invite you to contact our Simmons Plastic Surgery team at 803-490-7644 to explore your exfoliation treatment options in Lexington, South Carolina if you are struggling with noticeable signs of skin aging. We are excited to help you restore your youthful appearance!